Violin

1908
Jerome Bonaparte Squier (1838–1912)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 61 cm, width 20.5 cm (Length 24 in., width 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.1132

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony

Not On View

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Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Two-piece back of maple with wide curl descending from the joint. Ribs and neck similar. Two-piece belly of medium grain spruce. Traditional purfling. Tuning pegs (none matched), fingerboard, tailpiece, nut, saddle, and end button of ebony. Orange-red varnish on golden ground. Traditional interior construction.

Inscription

Printed label: MADE BY J./ BONAPARTE SQUIER / Established in BOSTON, 1884. / No. [handwritten: 585] A.D. [handwritten: 1908]; stamped in ink on inside of back: PRATT / ABINGTON / [handwritten: 1965]

Provenance

1971, accessioned as source unidentified to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 27, 1985)

Credit Line

William Lindsey Fund